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Hi I'm Garth C Allred

I grew up in Vernal Utah United States of America. I have been a Mormon all of my life.

About Me

I am married to the love of my life and have three boys. I am a sports enthusiast and really liked playing basketball and football when I was younger, but now I just play golf and watch basketball and football. I like to travel and explore new places.

Why I am a Mormon

My fourth great grandfather was taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ back in the 1800's by the Prophet Joseph Smith and joined the Church and even became the prophet's body guard. I have been a member since I was eight years old. I have always had a testimony of the restoration of the Lord's Church but really got converted in the summer of 1977. I was playing basketball for the College of Eastern Utah and did not want to serve a mission for the LDS Church because I just wanted to play ball, but my father had arranged for me to work with an electrician and his father during the summer and it changed my life and testimony for ever. I then decided to serve a mission and was called to the New York City, New York Mission and I loved teaching people about the first vision and the blessings that are available from God to each one of us. I know that God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared to the boy prophet Joseph Smith and that through that visit the true gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. Now through proper Priesthood authority the saving ordinances of the gospel are being performed so that we as families can return and live with our Heavenly Father again. I know the Church of Jesus Christ is True and that the Book of Mormon is True and confirms the Holy Bible that Jesus is the Christ. I know that God works the same today yesterday and tomorrow, and that is through prophets and we have a living prophet of God today even Thomas S Monson and twelve apostles to guide and direct God's affairs here on earth. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings in my life. I love to serve others by hometeaching and helping with church activities.